KU Greenwood

Cnr Blue St & Pacific Highway
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060
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  • 02 9957 5806
  • Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Babies Toddlers Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

At KU Greenwood, we view each child as an individual with unique abilities and interests. We aim to create an environment where children feel a strong sense of belonging and trust, where they are able to learn, grow and reach their full potential.

We believe that children learn through play, by actively exploring their environment via a range of developmentally appropriate, multi-sensory experiences within a positive, safe, fun, flexible and stimulating learning environment.

Our program offers children the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of learning experiences and activities, each specifically designed to promote children’s confidence as capable, active participants in their own learning. Children are presented with a range of activities including gardening, arts and crafts, music and movement, physical play, block building, sand and water play, science experiments, early numeracy activities such as counting and measurement, and early literacy activities such as reading, drawing and writing.

Our educators are positive role models and support children’s learning through the use of structured, non-structured and spontaneous learning opportunities. Our educators are committed to ensuring children build secure and strong relationships with carers, as well as having positive and open relationships with families.

At KU Greenwood, we are proud of our reputation within the local community of providing rich education and care that concentrates on individual children in a family-focussed and supportive way.

We greatly value the strong relationships between our staff, children and families, and we look forward to the opportunity of including your family in the life of our centre.


Our Quality


Our centre has been independently assessed by the Department of Education NSW under the National Quality Standards, and are proud to be rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard.


However what matters most is what our families think...

“KU Greenwood is everything we could hope for in a day care centre. The staff are friendly and caring, the program is varied and highly responsive to the children’s interests. Our two children have made some lovely friends and we value the sense of community created by the centre.” – KU Greenwood parent
“We have had children at this centre for over five years (and still going). We have been really happy with the care our children have received. They have developed wonderful bonds with their carers. The carers offer a good variety of activities to engage and stimulate the kids, based on their current interests. We're really happy here.” – KU Greenwood parent

Our Environment

Each KU centre is unique. The best outcomes for children are created within relationships and interactions between children and staff, and children and their families, not within four walls. We work hard to create beautiful, interesting, homelike learning environments for children – whatever our setting.

KU Greenwood is located on top of the Greenwood Plaza. Our playground is our outdoor learning environment and includes natural elements such as sand, grass, water, mud, leaves and twigs and kitchen gardens. Wherever possible we avoid using lots of fixed, plastic equipment in our playground. Instead we provide an ever-changing array of challenging and interesting activities and equipment, explored by children and educators together. These activities help with the development of children’s gross motor skills, enhancing their overall health and wellbeing as they discover their strengths and abilities and feel inspired to create, imagine and play.


Our Awards

In 2016, KU Greenwood was recognised as being one of the best early childhood services on the North Shore by the Local Business Awards, after being named the Most Outstanding Child Care Service at the 2016 North Shore Local Business Awards. This was the second time the centre had won the award, after previously winning the award in 2014.

In 2014, KU Greenwood was also named the Business of the Year at the North Shore Local Business Awards.


Other Features

Child Care Rebate
Cooked Meal
Hat and Sunscreen
Lunch
Transition to School
Public Transport
Play-based Learning
Parking
Outdoor Play
Nappies
Award
Storypark

photo of Angela Agius

Angela Agius

Director

Angela is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 15 years’ experience working with children and babies. She has been working in KU since 2006. Angela has worked in a variety of service types including long day care, work based services and preschool and has a particular interest in attachment relationships and supportive communication.

Our team of early childhood educators are qualified, experienced, caring and highly motivated. All hold specialist qualifications in early childhood education. We believe that the positive interactions children have with our staff are the most important component of our high quality program.

The daily fees for 2019 at KU Greenwood Children's Centre are:

  • Infants: $148
  • Toddlers: $148
  • Preschoolers: $145

This is the full daily fee. If you are entitled to Child Care Subsidy, this will reduce the daily fee you are charged.

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, KU has remained very proudly a not-for-profit provider of quality education for more than 120 years. Like all early childhood education providers, our costs continue to be subject to market factors such as CPI, salary costs, Government funding and the requirements of the National Quality Framework.

Our fees are designed to cover the operational costs of delivering the unique KU learning experience, and to ensure KU can continue delivering those experiences for many years to come. Any surplus we may make is reinvested into our local staff, continually improving the quality of our services, and ensuring our long-term sustainability. KU does not distribute our profits to shareholders or send them offshore.

About Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy is the main payment to assist families with the costs of childcare. It is paid directly to the childcare provider and passed onto families as a fee reduction wherever families meet the criteria. The level of subsidy you receive, as well as the number of hours you will be subsidised, depends on your individual family’s circumstances.

If you do not already have one, you will need a MyGov account linked to Centrelink to claim any subsidy you may be eligible for, and to find out more information, you can speak to your service Director or visit www.education.gov.au.